SELLER SAYS: 1975 (1974 model) Honda GL1000 for sale. I rebuilt this bike over a two year period almost everything has been changed or upgraded. Upgrades include: Blasting and powder coating of frame and tank. New paint on tank covers . New suspension. Re-spoked wheels. New electric including loom, electronic ignition, coils, reg/ rec, lights, Motogadget Munit and Motoscope Pro. Radiator has been re-cored. New radiator guard. Rear sets. New bearings and seals. Engine has new fuel pump, water pump, cam belts and tensioners etc. A full list of all upgrades can be provided. Original finish on the engine and fasteners have been left for a more vintage look and feel. Licensed until 02/2022. Bike is in excellent condition. More photos here. Contact Karsten at karsten.bojesen@gmail.com (North Coogee, Perth WA) Ref#030422

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: It’s hard to imagine Honda’s iconic Gold Wing as anything other than a fully-dressed open-road heavyweight tourer, given that it virtually invented the tourer genre as we know it. But the Gold Wing could well have evolved into a town bike. When first released as the GL1000, there were no panniers — no luggage at all — and not even a fairing. In fact, the bike looked a lot like a potential replacement for the CB750 and some folks at Honda wanted to develop it as a hot-rod muscle bike. It was only after feedback from riders and the emergence of an entire industry of touring-inspired accessories — along with disappointing sales figures in its first year of production — that Honda decided to steer the GL towards the highway instead of the boulevard. But if Honda had developed its then-biggest-ever motorcycle as a muscle bike, it very likely would have looked a lot like this cafe’d GL1000 selling from Western Australia, with an impressive list of recent upgrades.

 

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